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Smile

posted by C S Paul

Smile

by Don Head

A Smile

May brighten up a cloudy day

Can make you feel good

Sometimes a hurt will disappear

Here’s hoping that more would

Heart welcomes what the eyes can see

An attitude could change

Inside warms from its glowing beam

No matter what the range

Like sun, but won’t affect your sight

Nor will it harm your skin

Can instantly bring happiness

Shine starts out as a grin

A smile can do all of this

Reflects a person’s grace

Less work with fewer muscles used

Makes an attractive face

And last but not least, one more thing

Kind of contagious too

Puts it back on the viewer’s face

When it is seen, it’s true

Christianity is.....

posted 15 Jun 2017, 23:33 by C S Paul

Christianity is.....

Life is an adventure in forgiveness. -- Norman Cousins

The fewer the words, the better the prayer. -- Martin Luther

Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens. -- Daniel Webster

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen. Not 
only because I see it, but because I see everything by it. -- C.S.Lewis

To be like Christ is to be a Christian. -- Daniel Webster

The measure of a Christian is not in the height of his grasp but in 
the depth of his love. -- Clarence Jordan

A Christian is a keyhole through which other folk see God. --Robert E. Gibson

We should live our lives as though Christ was coming this afternoon. - Jimmy Carter

Christianity is not a theory or speculation, but a life; not a 
philosophy of life, but a living presence. -- Samuel Taylor 

Christian life consists of faith and charity. -- Martin Luther

The purpose of Christianity is not to avoid difficulty, but to 
produce a character adequate to meet it when it comes. It does 
not make life easy; rather it tries to make us great enough for life. 
-- James L. Christensen

Secrets to Make you Beautiful

posted 9 Jun 2017, 23:39 by C S Paul

Secrets to Make you Beautiful

  • For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. 
  • For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. 
  • For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. 
  • For beautiful hair, let a child run his fingers through it once a day. 
  • For poise, walk with the knowledge you never walk alone.
  • We leave you a tradition of the future. The tender loving care of human beings will never become obsolete.
  • People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, redeemed and redeemed and redeemed. Never throw anyone away.
  • Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm.
  • As you grow older, you'll discover that you have two hands: One for helping yourself, the second for helping others.
  • You have great days still ahead of you. May there be many of them.

Don't ever Assume!

posted 3 Jun 2017, 21:57 by C S Paul

 Don't ever Assume!

 An excellent parable

His request approved, the CNN news photographer quickly used a cell phone to call the local airport to charter a flight. He was told a twin-engine plane would be waiting for him at the airport.

Arriving at the airfield, he spotted a plane warming up outside a hanger. He jumped in with his bag, slammed the door shut, and shouted, "Let's go."

The pilot taxied out, swung the plane into the wind, and took off.

Once in the air the photographer instructed the pilot, "Fly over the valley and make low passes so I can take pictures of the fires on the hillsides."

"Why?" asked the pilot. "Because I'm a photographer for CNN," he responded, "and I need to get some close up shots."

The pilot was strangely silent for a moment, finally he stammered, "So, what you're telling me, is ... You're NOT my flight instructor?"

— Source: Unknown

The real gift...

posted 12 May 2017, 04:29 by C S Paul   [ updated 12 May 2017, 04:32 ]

The real gift...

1) THE GIFT OF LISTENING...
But you must REALLY listen. No interrupting, no daydreaming, no planning your response. Just listening.

2) THE GIFT OF AFFECTION... 
Be generous with appropriate hugs, kisses, pats on the back and handholds. Let these small actions demonstrate the love you have for family and friends.

3) THE GIFT OF LAUGHTER... 
Clip cartoons. Share articles and funny stories. Your gift will say, "I love to laugh with you."

4) THE GIFT OF A WRITTEN NOTE... 
It can be a simple "Thanks for the help" note or a full sonnet. A brief, handwritten note may be remembered for a lifetime, and may even change a life.

5) THE GIFT OF A COMPLIMENT... 
A simple and sincere, "You look great in red," "You did a super job" or "That was a wonderful meal" can make someone's day.

6) THE GIFT OF A FAVOUR... 
Every day, go out of your way to do something kind.

7) THE GIFT OF SOLITUDE... 
There are times when we want nothing better than to be left alone. Be sensitive to those times and give the gift of solitude to others.

8) THE GIFT OF A CHEERFUL DISPOSITION... 
The easiest way to feel good is to extend a kind word to someone, really it's not that hard to say, "Hello" or "Thank you." 

At all times Dare To Be

posted 5 May 2017, 22:36 by C S Paul

Dare To Be
Steve Maraboli

When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.

When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light.

When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it.

When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway.

When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back.

When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some.

When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going.

When times are tough, dare to be tougher.

When love hurts you, dare to love again.

When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal.

When another is lost, dare to help them find the way.

When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand.

When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile.

When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too.

When the day has ended, dare to feel as you’ve done your best.

Dare to be the best you can –

At all times, Dare to Be!

You are what you think you are

posted 28 Apr 2017, 22:35 by C S Paul

You are what you think you are

Golfer Arnold Palmer has won hundreds of trophies but apparently he never flaunts these. I have read that in his office is only one trophy on display. 

It is a small cup he received at his first professional win at the Canadian Open in 1955. And on his office wall is a lone framed plaque which reads:

If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you'd like to win but think you can't, it's almost certain you won't.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man,
But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.

As the Bible says, "As a man thinks in his heart, so is he" (Proverbs 23:7).

Some Rule for Living

posted 22 Apr 2017, 18:52 by C S Paul

Some Rule for Living 

(Author UnkNown.)

If you open it, close it.
If you turn it on, turn it off.
If you unlock it, lock it up.
If you break it, admit it.
If you can't fix it, call someone who can.
If you borrow it, return it.
If you value it, put it back.
If you make a mess, clean it up.
If you move it, put it back.
If it belongs to someone else, get permission to use it.
If you don't know how to operate it, leave it alone.
If it's none of your business, don't ask questions.

Giving Our Best

posted 8 Apr 2017, 03:57 by C S Paul

Giving Our Best
Julie Hebert

Every day that we are alive,
We should be asking ourselves whether we,
Are we giving our best to each day,
This is something we may not all see.

See each day we are given is a gift,
And to waste it would be very wrong.
But our lives are just that,
Ours to do with and hope our life's long.

But that's just it, our lives may not be long,
And come to an end before we are ready.
Don't be that person, who regrets,
Live your life full and steady.

Close your eyes and go to sleep,
Knowing you've conquer your day.
You'll life will be very successful,
And you'll be happy to look back when you're gray.

Golden Rule for Living

posted 31 Mar 2017, 22:41 by C S Paul

Golden Rule for Living 

(Author UnkNown.)

If you open it, close it.
If you turn it on, turn it off.
If you unlock it, lock it up.
If you break it, admit it.
If you can't fix it, call someone who can.
If you borrow it, return it.
If you value it, put it back.
If you make a mess, clean it up.
If you move it, put it back.
If it belongs to someone else, get permission to use it.
If you don't know how to operate it, leave it alone.
If it's none of your business, don't ask questions.

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